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 Melbourne General Cemetery

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Description

Melbourne's most iconic and historically significant cemetery is characterised by its prime location, notable interments and Prime Ministers' Garden.

The first burial took place on 28 May 1853 and the more than 300,000 burials since then have included former prime ministers Sir Robert Menzies, James Scullin, Harold Holt and Sir John Gorton, along with Peter Lalor, Sir Redmond Barry, John Pascoe Fawkner, Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills.

Loosely separated into denominational precincts, the cemetery is notable for its landscaped grounds and meandering paths, Victorian-era monuments and statues, historic gate lodge and Jewish and Catholic chapels.

Location

College Crescent
Parkville VIC 3052


Contact details

Phone: 9349 3014
mgc@smct.org.au
mgc.smct.org.au
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Opening hours

Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tue: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thu: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 5pm
Sun: 8am – 5pm

* The cemetery's Client Service Centre is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm.


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria



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